Hume Studies 36 (2):171-192 (2012)
|Abstract||Throughout his discussion of pride and virtue, Hume claims that with virtue comes pride-in-virtue. As a result, the virtuous are able to experience a particular kind of enjoyment and self-satisfaction that is unavailable to the vicious.1 Hume also suggests that a desire for pride-in-virtue can function as a motive to cultivate virtue. These three claims, that the virtuous take pride in their virtues, that this pride affords them a pleasure and self-satisfaction not available to the vicious, and that pride-in-virtue can serve as a motive to virtue, together constitute a view which I will call the Pride-in-Virtue View. Despite his apparent endorsement of this view, Hume never explains how it works. For example, he ..|
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